TROY, Mich., (Dec. 7, 2012)- Meritor,
Inc.'s (NYSE: MTOR) Vernon G. Baker II, senior vice
president and general counsel, will serve as keynote
speaker at the "100 Black Men of Syracuse" Fifth
Anniversary Celebration Banquet on Friday, Dec. 7. Baker
will share his personal experiences as well as lessons for
minority entrepreneurs and future business leaders in the
Central New York area.
Baker is a mentor who helps groom and sponsor other
men and women for higher-level management in the legal
"Organizations like '100 Black Men of Syracuse'
that direct their efforts at serving underserved youth play
an important role for the business and legal communities,"
said Baker, who earned a law degree at American University
and bachelor's degree in history at Dartmouth College.
"By mentoring, we can expand and further diversify the
pool of college students who become employees and future
business leaders. We all benefit and for that reason, they
deserve my support and yours."
Meritor supports a culture that embraces diversity
and inclusion. The company's diversity initiatives focus on
three components: workforce, workplace and marketplace. The
Meritor Trust Fund contributed $5,000 to support the 100
Black Men of Syracuse's youth development
The banquet, featuring the theme "Our Past, Now Our
Future," begins at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention
Center, 441 Electronics Parkway in Liverpool, NY.
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of
drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for
commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more
than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products
that offer superior performance, efficiency and
reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer,
off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers
in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich.,
United States, and is made up of about 10,000 diverse
employees who apply their knowledge and skills in
manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint
ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19
countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock
Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important
information, visit the company's website at